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Old 25th April 2006, 12:37 PM   #1201
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Why do people like drambus come here? Do they infect most forums? Or is it something that attracts them, like winning $1m? Is there anything we can do to stop them or discourage them?

I knew ages ago his behaviour would cause him to be banned. I in fact reported two of his posts (but not the one that got him banned). They mostly are. Easy to predict.

My only opinion is that they should be asked to put up or shut up. If they repeatedly refuse they should be ignored.
I find that the high concentration of this type of person is fairly unique to this forum. I assume it has to do with the challenge, and the fact that nearly every type of paranormal belief system is skewered here. I also post on the snopes urban legend forum, where you might expect there to be a lot of similarly deluded people, but it honestly doesn't happen much there. Perhaps the specific legends debunked don't raise as many hackles as debunking schools of thought.

I don't think there is anything that can be done about it. I think dealing with lunatics is inherent to JREFs mission. Individual posters can of course take themselves out of the discussion at any time. But I think prematurely banning people (even if you know they're going to eventually implode like this) is a bad idea, because it just gives them more ammunition to say the contest is rigged. Better to hear them out and just continue being rational until they either start making sense or implode.
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Old 25th April 2006, 07:25 PM   #1202
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Originally Posted by GzuzKryzt View Post
Hey hellaeon, lots of JD's?

And what the ************************K happened to your sig? That always cracked me up.
Man when I get on the JD's I struggle to type let alone press a mouse button hahaha but points taken

From what I read I believe this guy comes and goes here often?
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Old 26th April 2006, 05:12 AM   #1203
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Thanks you guys for answering my questions. There were several thought provoking answers.
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Old 26th April 2006, 05:30 AM   #1204
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Thanks you guys for answering my questions. There were several thought provoking answers.
You're very welcome.
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Old 27th April 2006, 09:34 PM   #1205
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Originally Posted by GzuzKryzt View Post
For the 'ignore' tactics to work, the troll would have to be isolated completely and permanently; i.e. no one ever must reply to this troll's posts. This hardly works on an almost rule free forum (Thanks to JREF)
Therein lies the problem... However much you ignore the troll and want them to go away there's always someone willing to continue the pointless discussion, and you'll always get drawn back to it, like an horrific car accident or a particularly ugly new insect...
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Old 28th April 2006, 06:07 AM   #1206
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Originally Posted by vIQleS View Post
Therein lies the problem... However much you ignore the troll and want them to go away there's always someone willing to continue the pointless discussion, and you'll always get drawn back to it, like an horrific car accident or a particularly ugly new insect...
Or that scab that you know you shouldn't pick at, but just can't help it...
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Old 28th April 2006, 10:05 AM   #1207
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Old 2nd May 2006, 12:24 AM   #1208
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Hey! My first post; I haven't been on any forum in ages, so, please forgive me if I'm a little rusty.
I know I'm probably flogging a dead lamb here, but it's already May 2nd, and I have yet to see any evidence of anything earth-shattering, miraculous, or apocalyptic going on around me... well, there is this nasty blood-blister on my left palm I developed while removing an old stump from our yard. And I guess it sort of resembles a silhouette of the head of Donny Most aka Ralph Malf of TV's "Happy Days"... and... hey, wait a minute... Donny Most... D.M.!
What if Dr. Mad-ass was right?!
We're all doomed!
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Old 2nd May 2006, 12:08 PM   #1209
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Welcome to the board, but I'm afraid you'll have to cut off your left hand. To save humanity, you understand.
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Old 13th August 2006, 04:43 AM   #1210
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Eh? Wasn't this poster banned?
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...ad.php?t=55795
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Old 13th August 2006, 04:46 AM   #1211
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Originally Posted by Ririon View Post
Thougt so. Probably a glitch in the update.

So, mabus, still thinking that Depeche Mode is the Antichrist?
And still not capable of producing evidence that you won the challenge, I see.....
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Old 13th August 2006, 05:00 AM   #1212
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If anyone told you that I'm a nice person, they were either from a different level of existance, lying through their teeth or mentally instable.
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Old 13th August 2006, 05:01 AM   #1213
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As admin: According to that notice he was - I've re-applied the ban and deleted his posts - if another member of the Mod team had reversed his ban for some reason the deletions can always be reversed.
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Old 13th August 2006, 05:08 AM   #1214
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
As admin: According to that notice he was - I've re-applied the ban and deleted his posts - if another member of the Mod team had reversed his ban for some reason the deletions can always be reversed.
Not me, guvn'r! I got a pm from Dr M though, demanding his $1m..............
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Old 18th August 2006, 01:13 PM   #1215
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Now tell that drmabus chap to give me my zillion dollarse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdVucvo-kDU
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Old 30th June 2009, 07:36 PM   #1216
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Relevant bump, if you enjoy conversing with insane people.
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Old 30th June 2009, 09:24 PM   #1217
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now tell that randi chap to give me my milion dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 7th July 2009, 11:59 PM   #1218
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Brilliant quote:

"Do you think you could tone down the insanity just a bit though? You're at about a 9 and we need you at a 2."

Very amusing
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Old 8th July 2009, 12:05 AM   #1219
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Ah, memories......They just don't makes trolls like they used to....
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Old 8th July 2009, 05:09 AM   #1220
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Ah, memories......They just don't makes trolls like they used to....
Haven't read you in a while.



For me, engaging drmabus in the way I did was the equivalent of a [insert decadent practice]: You always wanted to try it, you kinda knew it would probably suck, you felt uneasy afterward and never will do it again.
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Old 10th July 2009, 11:25 PM   #1221
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We've had Mabus trouble on About.com/Agnosticism-Atheism forum, as well. He's been gagged repeatedly, only to come back with the same old inanity under yet another sock puppet account. He is the most persist troll I've ever seen.

I suggest doing what the moderators on About.com do: gag every Mabus account as soon as it is detected, don't even bother trying to talk with it. This is just some disturbed person who gets kicks out of trolling. He makes no effort at legitimate discourse.
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Old 12th July 2009, 01:51 PM   #1222
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Having disturbed this forum thread after a three years period of dormancy only can be harbinger of ... well, good Nostry surely will ... told us.
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Old 29th July 2009, 06:53 AM   #1223
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Wow, it took me two days to read through all that. Even after I started skipping the repeats. It was a masterly performance, I must say.

But somehow, deep inside of me I wonder if somewhere someone is preparing to claim that they have beat the Turing test? (Not really, but still... if not for the banning then would this would still be going on?)

If I were to attempt to write an Eliza and wanted it to avoid the usual bot-falls, then surely a Nostradamus-nut is exactly the kind of persona that would have people overlook a lot of discrepancies and non sequiturs?

Sadly, I don't think this is the case here. If I was a little bit hotter on the ol' programming, maybe it would be fun to write a bot that would respond to these nut-jobs.

"The MILLION is mine! You will be AMAZED!"
"Tell me about this amazing thing."
"It will blow your mind"
"I am sure it will blow my mind. How?"
etc...

and they would be happy. Until the bot learned to ask for evidence.
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Old 16th August 2009, 03:24 PM   #1224
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AHA! So this is Dmabus thread, saw it linked on SCEPCOP forum -where he has been banned 3 times in a week! WOnder what the crazy rants were about. Off to read this thread.
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Old 16th August 2009, 05:49 PM   #1225
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Critical thinkers? More like One-Dimensional thinkers, unable to distinguish between appearance and essence, completely subjugated by the power of existing society, deriving their views of the world and their mode of behaviour from existing practices and modes of thought. You try to debunk any ideas that threaten your closed universe of thought, an empty universe without aim and design......
He's a tonic,isn't he? Funniest thread ever?
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Old 16th August 2009, 06:01 PM   #1226
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Old 19th August 2009, 03:45 AM   #1227
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You try to debunk any ideas that threaten your closed universe of thought, an empty universe without aim and design...
There are easier ways. It takes courage to live like a passing figure in a godless universe...
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Old 31st August 2009, 02:00 AM   #1228
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...uhhh...Carlos, is that you again???
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Old 1st September 2009, 03:08 PM   #1229
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Ahhh, the good old days when we could kitten/recipe threads...
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Just starting in on this Skeptools blog, from last year, so no comment...

http://skeptools.wordpress.com/2011/...l-media-mabus/
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